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Urban Monument Zone in Karlovy Vary


Category: Other Points of Interest region: Over 41km from Františkovy Lázně  | Město: Karlovy Vary


The spa town of Karlovy Vary (German: Karlsbad, English: Carlsbad) was founded in the 14th century by King Charles IV of Bohemia. It is the largest and oldest spa towns in the Czech Republic. In addition to its unique spa treatment, which is based on the exploitation of 15 mineral springs for drinking cures and baths, Karlovy Vary may boast an abundance of historical monuments. Most of them are concentrated in the spa zone. While strolling up or down the popular promenade from the Thermal Hotel to Grandhotel Pupp, you may admire the following renowned sights:

  • Park Colonnade
  • Lázně III (Spa III)
  • Vojenský lázeňský ústav (Army Spa Institution)
  • Mill Colonnade
  • Hot Spring Colonnade
  • Market Colonnade
  • Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
  • Municipal Theatre
  • Grandhotel Pupp
  • And many more

Outside the spa zone, you may also visit, for example, the Orthodox Church of Saint Peter and Paul, the Diana Observation Tower, the Imperial Hotel, Poštovní dvůr (Postal Court), etc.



Karlovy Vary is located approximately 47 kilometres from Františkovy Lázně.


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